Tonight we get the insider’s take on writers conferences. Four authors share their favorite moments and lessons learned from the Superstars Writing Seminars.
This week’s book spotlight is on The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi, and tonight we’ll discuss revising character and setting choices.
In tonight’s episode of The Writer’s Journey, Larry Brooks joins us to unpack the key elements of story and explain how we can use them to write the best versions of our story.
Join Kalene and Ellen as they talk the nitty gritty on becoming an editor!
In this extra-special first episode of our editing series, Ellen turns the tables on our hosts and SHE asks the questions. We get the scoop on how the ladies first started editing, what lessons they’ve learned along the way, and what’s coming down the pike in 2020.
Tonight we’re talking about aesthetics–how to craft your writing by paying attention to how the words look on the page and sound when read aloud. We’ll talk literary devices, poetry, prose, and audio books, and get into something special Professor TMag calls “critical spacing.”
Our guest tonight is a debut novelist crushing it in sales. One key to her success–managing reader expectations.
In this episode of The Writer’s Journey, we talk about how to set reader expectations with your genre, blurb, and cover; meet them in your story; and adjust to reader feedback using beta readers, Facebook groups, and reviews. We’ll also touch on audio production.
So… all around, a jam-packed episode. Ready?
Author and MFA creative writing instructor Terry Maggert joins us tonight to chat about pacing, conflict, and raising the stakes, on this Season 2 opener for The Writer’s Journey.
Walt joins Lauren and Kalene to talk about New Years plans and field audience questions. Join us live to fire away!
Welcome to The Writer’s Journey! Tonight we discuss simplifying your book marketing plan with Ally Machate!
Got a series idea brewing but you’re not sure how to plot it all out? Author and editor Clark Chamberlain joins us to tackle the questions of why and how an author would plot a series before writing it.
Want to write stronger characters? Joshua Gayou, writer of the hit post-apocalyptic Commune Series, joins us to share his secrets for writing characters to life. Bring your questions, comments, snide remarks, and tacos because this nerd fest kicks off in the following episode of The Writer’s Journey.
We’ve all been there: you’re staring at your unfinished manuscript, but the words just won’t come. How do you get that book written when you keep getting stuck?
Author and host of The Author Stories Podcast, Hank Garner, joins us to explain how he busted through writer’s block, and how you can too.
Are you getting stuck in your dialogue? Do you find that your characters sound alike? Maybe the pacing seems slow, the writing confusing or drab?
If so, you’re not alone. We feel that way too, but we’re on the hunt for solutions.
In this episode of The Writer’s Journey, four editors converge to share their top tips for writing dialogue that shines.
You just thought of the most brilliant ending ever! Now what? How do you get your characters from Point Z to A? Kalene and Lauren discuss this helpful plotting technique, starting with the end and working your way to the beginning. Enjoy!
Between slamming out words and juggling the day job and family responsibilities, taking time for yourself to get the rest, exercise, and healthy food you need can be tricky. And, boy, does that bag of Doritos disappear quick. Kalene and Lauren are on a quest for the best health and fitness strategies, so they’ve turned […]
All of us go through difficult times at some point or other, but how do we see it through to the other side as authors? When life gets hard, how can we keep up with our writing–and should we even try? Our guest, Washington Post columnist turned Amazon bestselling author, Martha Carr, helps us wade […]
Jumping into authorship can have some big ripple effects on your life. Writing as a single–especially a single parent–has its challenges. Dating can be… interesting when you’ve put yourself out there by publishing a book or two or twenty. Just ask Sarah Noffke, the author of Everyone in LA is an REDACTED. In today’s episode, […]
Tonight on The Writer’s Journey! We have embarked on a novel quest… Of dragons and the brave Editors which slay them! Through the magic woods of the Evergreen Plot Hole! We bring you… Table Top Gaming meets Fiction Writing!
Hazard Studio publisher and BAMF podcast host Walt Robillard joins us to talk about starting a podcast–the whys, hows, and what-not-to-dos. Whether you’re a podcaster yourself or just curious, this show is for you!
Ever paused to blow out some candles and wondered how you got so many on the cake? Many would-be authors ask themselves the same question then–Why haven’t I written that book? Tonight’s episode is for you, whether you’ve asked yourself those questions (yet) or not. We’re chatting with man who’s remade himself–from touring musician to […]
Diaper explosions, 2 AM milk runs, t-ball practice, first steps and first words–family life demands so much of your mental energy and time. How does a writer balance that with their writing career? Husband, dad, military vet, and scifi writer James S. Aaron is here to discuss tips, tools, and strategies for navigating family life […]
Once you publish that first book, your whole life can change–quickly. Your routine, cash-flow, discipline, work/life balance, privacy, and relationships, all of that can be affected by becoming an author. How do you deal with those changes? With over 110 books in print, international bestselling author Craig Martelle knows exactly what shoals to navigate and […]
Considering setting up a website for you as a creative entrepreneur? What are the pros and cons? Is that move right for you? Veteran web designer Rob McClellan joins us to answer these questions, and share his best tips for easily setting up a beautiful website that accomplishes all your goals. We chat branding, audience […]